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Ukraine: Yatsenyuk calls on Russia to pull troops out of Crimea

13/03/14 21:24 CET

The new prime minister of Ukraine has addressed the United Nations Security Council in New York. Arseniy Yatsenyuk was a guest speaker for the special session devoted to the crisis in Ukraine.

He said there was still time for Russia, which is a P5 member, to recall its troops to the barracks.

“We urge Russian Federation to pull back its military forces deployed in Crimea to barracks and to start real talks and negotiations,” said Yatsenyuk.

The special meeting in New York comes as Ukraine’s southern Crimea region prepares for a referendum on Sunday to determine its future.

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